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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 15:07:23 -0400
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Subject: Re: Two complaints about lack of massive setup.exe
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In-Reply-To: <015201bfac90$b65bc980$3327f0d8@lag.net>; from matt@use.net on Sat, Apr 22, 2000 at 12:26:52PM -0700

On Sat, Apr 22, 2000 at 12:26:52PM -0700, Matt wrote:
>>We've had two complaints that people miss the old setup.exe that worked
>>"so well".
>>
>>It would be pretty trivial (thanks to Ron's excellent design) to have
>>the current setup.exe pull in all of the non-source tar files and
>>extract them.  It would be a huge binary, but if that's what people
>>what...
>
>I think we should keep it approximately the way it is, except maybe put
>all the packages in one subdir of /latest (like /latest/packages).
>This new scheme allows us to do some neat stuff later (like getting
>only updated packages).

I wasn't talking about supplanting the new method, I was offering
additional methods for downloading packages.

We could provide a packages and sources directory in latest which
just had symbolic links to the stuff in the subdirectories, I suppose.

cgf

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